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2020 4-H Show Iowa to Provide Virtual Recognition of 4-H Exhibits, Events

June 30, 2020, 4:11 pm | Mitchell Hoyer, Valyn Bodensteiner

A special exhibition, 4-H Show Iowa, will provide state level recognition to partially replace the loss of learning opportunities due to the postponement of this year’s Iowa State Fair. Included in these virtual celebrations are 4-H Exhibits, Communication Events and the Awardrobe Clothing Selection.  

Partnership Will Strengthen School Wellness Programming in Iowa

June 23, 2020, 1:00 pm | Rachel Sweeney, Laura Liechty, Gregory Welk

It is said that prevention is the best medicine, and that is the goal of a new partnership between Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Heart Center Foundation. The foundation will provide support for SWITCH, an evidence-based, school wellness initiative designed to help schools promote healthy lifestyles for youth.

Options for Iowa State Fair 4-H Livestock Shows and Events Announced

June 18, 2020, 10:00 am | Valyn Bodensteiner, Debbie Nistler, Mike Anderson

The Iowa State Fairgrounds will host a Fair Special Edition: Iowa 4-H and FFA Livestock Show this summer, following the postponement of the 2020 Iowa State Fair. The revised schedule for 4-H livestock shows will be spread out over three weeks and held Thursday through Saturday – Aug. 6-8, 13-15 and 20-22.

All Ages May Join 4-H Gardening to Give

May 12, 2020, 11:59 am | Haley Jones, Cayla Taylor

Iowa 4-H Youth Development has launched Gardening to Give — a hands-on educational gardening program designed for all ages and abilities. Gardening to Give is a six-month, immersive learning experience in gardening with educational resources shared weekly with registered participants.